Pseudomonas Pseudoalcaligenes Caused Otogenic Cerebellar Brain Abscess In Indonesian Child
Keywords:cerebellar abscess, Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes, antimicrobials, drainage
Otogenic brain abscess is a common intracranial complication from chronic supurative otitis media.
Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes is a rare cause of brain abscess. Prompt diagnosis and decision making is
significant in order to decrease the mortality rate from this type of abscess. We described A 13-year-old boy
presented with decreased consciousness, positive meningeal signs, and pathological reflexes. There was a
history of chronic suppurative otitis media. A head CT scan revealed multiple left cerebellar abscesses and
brain edema. The abscess wall culture revealed P. pseudoalcaligenes. After being managed with surgical
abscess drainage, mastoidectomy, ear flushing, and antimicrobial therapy for six weeks, his consciousness
level improved. Cerebellar neurological impairment was still observed. Physical and neurological
rehabilitation was performed in order to improve the patient’s condition.
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